Television

Beauty and the Beast 2.14 – Redemption

by Mieke Trudeau “It’s hard to be Dr. Jekyll when everyone keeps wanting Mr. Hyde” Once again, a single line, this time delivered with acute insight by our own JT, nails down the main message of this week’s BatB episode, Redemption. Vincent is not only desperate to prove to Catherine that he once and for all has gained control over his beast side; he also is looking to make amends

The Walking Dead 4.9 - 4.13 - The Post-Hiatus Apocalypse

by Jennifer Pitt So?? I love it. I really enjoy how TWD doesn’t feel like it needs to come off of a hiatus with a bang; it gives us a slow lead in, like it knows we need time to remember how we left off and wants to gently bring us back in. It also gives the broken-up season a serious cohesiveness that can be lacking after such a long

Beauty and the Beast 2.13 – Till Death

By Mieke Trudeau “I was so focused on who he had been that I couldn’t see what he had become” Those words, spoken by Agent Landon, at the end of “Till Death”, nicely sum up the message we seemingly are supposed to take away from the latest BatB episode. Catherine has trouble trusting Gabe. She has been holding back on their relationship and while searching the dungeon for clues, she

Beauty and the Beast 2.12 – Recipe for Disaster

By Mieke Trudeau Sidekicks on a TV show or in any other narrative, often fulfill important roles. They can be there as the narrator or to provide an outside (the viewer’s) point of view and often they serve as the little devil or angel on our hero’s shoulder, his or her moral or immoral compass. Also quite often, they are quite literally the embodiment of a certain aspect of our

Arrow Season 2: My Thoughts So Far

By Stacey Gillard I enjoyed Arrow’s first season. I thought it introduced the characters well, had some amazing action, a lot of comedy, and yes, many shirtless salmon-ladder scenes. Overall it was a fun romp that kept me tuning in each week. Season two has stepped it up a notch. Or two. Or seven. Oliver’s alter-ego is no longer hell bent on revenge in the form of killing sprees. The

Beauty and the Beast 2.11 - Held Hostage

By Mieke Trudeau Hallelujah!! Talking! Apologies! Understanding! I held my breath through some of those scenes for fear that it would all go sideways again. Phew! But let me start at the beginning. Catherine, while preparing for Tess’ surprise birthday party, is trying very hard to convince herself and Gabe that she is completely over Vincent.  She is only still involved because of her ancestral connection to the mysterious necklace.

Supernatural - 9.10, 9.11, & 9.12

by Jennifer Pitt I’ve been having  a hard time sitting down to write about Supernatural post-midseason hiatus. I’m loving it and I am not, all at the same time. Maybe it’s because the mid-season hiatus is so long that I feel a disconnect between the last episode in December and the first in January. I have enjoyed each of the three episodes for their own merits, but I keep having

Beauty and the Beast 2.10 - Ancestors

By Mieke Trudeau Vincent and Catherine are both struggling to find themselves and their place in the world, if that world seemingly does not include each other. Vincent may have physically come out of hiding, but he is still lying about who he really is. He is resisting Tori’s vision of his future, which includes playing the handsome amnesiac war hero. Instead, he wants to focus on his past and

Beauty and the Beast 2.09 – Don’t Die On Me

by Mieke Trudeau Holy Beasties! That was an episode full of revelations, confessions and twists! Cat is not only still reeling from the fact that she shot Vincent for choosing his beast side over her, she is also being investigated by Internal Affairs for her handling of her father’s arrest. A bullet was found at the scene and once again she faces the choice between protecting herself by telling the